Hudson officer arrests man after struggle in truck

Charles Evans (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Charles Evans (Source: Angelina County Jail)

HUDSON, TX (KTRE) - A Hudson police officer had to jump in the cab of a pickup and use a Taser to arrest a Lufkin man Wednesday night.

Charles Lee Evans, 35, is charged with third-degree resisting arrest with a deadly weapon and second-degree possession of a controlled substance.

Hudson Police Chief Jimmy Casper said Officer Charles Strong was on patrol and at the Polk's station on State Highway 94 when he learned Evans was on his way to the store and he had warrants. Strong said Evans arrived and Strong went to talk to him.

Strong told Evans there were warrants for his arrest and Evans said he did not want to go to jail and got in the truck and backed it up, Casper said.

Strong was in the way of the open door so he jumped in the driver's side doorway to avoid getting hit. After the truck moved a short distance, Strong was able to put the truck in park.

Evans struggled to get away and was able to run off, Casper said. Strong was able to catch up to him and use a Taser on Evans and place him under arrest.

Strong found meth on Evans while arresting him, Casper said.

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